Successfully and sustainably managing insects in grain crops is an on-going challenge facing growers and agronomists in the northern region.
Questions over the impact of insects in a farming system, as well as the economics and effects of control actions on insect populations, commonly arise during the cropping season and the approach taken can have a significant impact on crop performance and profitability.
These questions and more will be addressed during Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshops being held at Pittsworth on February 10 and Goondiwindi on February 11, 2014.
The workshops are supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and will discuss the implementation of effective insect management programs, monitoring and economic thresholds, the role of ‘softer’ and more selective insecticides, key pest ecology, and management strategies of regionally important crops.
The workshops will be presented by well-known and respected senior entomologists from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Queensland Melina Miles and Hugh Brier and facilitated by John Cameron (ICAN).
The cost of the one-day workshop is $50pp including GST. To register visit www.icanrural.com.au/registration/IMGCgrower.htm or for more information contact ICAN Rural on 02 9482 4930 or email email@example.com.
Sarah Jeffrey, Senior Consultant, Cox Inall Communications
07 4993 7135, 0418 152859